Found a stone's throw from London's only functioning meat market, Bird of Smithfield is set over 5 floors of stunningly-restored Georgian townhouses. Head chef Alan Bird brings comes to Bird of Smithfield restaurant after spending 15 years heading the kitchen at The Ivy, serving up an all-day menu of British cuisine with contemporary twists. Timeless interior design sees the space decked out in Harris Tweed and herringbone fabrics, set against a muted backdrop.
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Bird Of Smithfield
26 Smithfield StreetThe CityLondonEC1A 9LB
- +44 20 7559 5100
Friday night, scouring for a place to eat in Smithfields' area without a reservation....what a pain. We ran across this place, they managed to squeeze in a table for two, and we were very pleased.
We were shown to the upstairs dining room, to a nice table adjacent to a window. The waiter efficiently rolled off the daily specials and took our drink orders. Despite this being called 'Bird of...more
Visited last night with a friend, first time ever. The ground floor is a bar, the restaurant is upstairs. Decor was lovely, had a very quaint classic feel to it. It was mostly empty when we arrived, but quickly filled up with several rowdy groups and gave it real atmosphere.
I had fish and chips as my main, which was recommended to me by the waiter. The fish was perfectly cooked, and the...more
Cool little bar near Smithfield market. Good cocktails (though they tend on the fruity side). They have a limited menu but I tried the Shepherd's pie (which was recommended as the specialty of the house) and it was excellent. Really perfectly cooked. Great vibe overall, and good choice for happy hour or late night.more
I only went in the evening for a few cocktails and a late night bar food bite, so I can't comment the actual proper restaurant experience.
That being said, this is a good place to go for a few drinks in the City if you are looking for a nice lively ambiance, but still want to be able to hear each other talk and want to avoid the big crowds.
The cocktails are pricy, but on point. My Old...more
This is a review of the rooftop patio.
As a connoisseur of rooftop patios, I feel fully qualified to comment on the following dimensions: 1) View: OK. Mostly see smithfield market and facing northwards, when most of London's interesting skyline is Southwards. However. You can sidle up a bar stool right to the railing, which is quite nice. 2) Layout etc: Vines, shrubbery, foliage, etc. More...more